Large sake bottle (tokkuri 徳利). Bottle, ovoidal, with short, tubular neck. Clay: sandy, dark gray-brown. Glaze: thin, metallic dark-brown wash, splashed eccentrically; dappled ash glaze appearing green over body, amber over wash. Heavy overflow of rich, brilliant seal-brown and black, crackled, on neck and shoulder.
[Period: ] Japanese
Originally this item was a long-necked bottle. The neck was broken off and repaired to serve as an incense burner. Globular shape with silver rim and pierced copper cover. Clay: hard, ringing Glaze: gray-white, closely crackled. Decoration: in gray-blue, under glaze.
Jar, ovoidal; flat recessed base; flat unglazed lip; neck broken and repaired. Clay: coarse, fired reddish-brown. Glaze: mottled gray, crackled, milky purplish overflow. Decoration: none.
Water-jar, ovoid. Black lacquer cover. Clay: dense, gray-white. Glaze: brilliant cream, finely crackled in dark brown. Decoration: in black, under glaze.
Bottle (tokkuri 徳利), octagonal, ovoidal. Clay: hard, white. Glaze: luminous cream-white; variable brown crackle. Decoration: in grayish tones, under glaze.